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A Special Thanks From The Government

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To all punters,

A special thanks from the government for helping the UK generate 4.2 billion in prostitution and thus topple France from fifth position in world GDP.

M

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Its just a shame over half of it went straight to Europe...still waiting for their expenses breakdown

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To all punters,

A special thanks from the government for helping the UK generate 4.2 billion in prostitution and thus topple France from fifth position in world GDP.

M

 

I read that yesterday and I was wondering how do they know specifically they get this sum from the industry?  Is not like people put down this occupation and say to everyone: 'hey, I am doing this job' whether permanently, part time or once in a while.

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I read that yesterday and I was wondering how do they know specifically they get this sum from the industry?  Is not like people put down this occupation and say to everyone: 'hey, I am doing this job' whether permanently, part time or once in a while.

they make it up.

There are no stats on this industry that are any good.  A lot of dodgy ones created by people with an agenda though.

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they make it up.

There are no stats on this industry that are any good.  A lot of dodgy ones created by people with an agenda though.

 

Thought so, There was a similar article being run earlier on this year cumulating the prostitution and drug dealing figures to 10 billion, duh!!!

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It is an approximation for sure but it is easy to scan the internet to figure or the number of working girls and boys, add a percentage for those that are missed out. Do some research on number of clients per day by interviewing a sample of these working people and lo behold you can appproximate the total value to the GDP.

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It is an approximation for sure but it is easy to scan the internet to figure or the number of working girls and boys, add a percentage for those that are missed out. Do some research on number of clients per day by interviewing a sample of these working people and lo behold you can appproximate the total value to the GDP.

1. you could end up double counting girls on awank and also on parlour sites -quite common that. and if you count the hits on google for escorts then thats double counting again cos many girls have awank and personal websites.

2. add a percentage.  what percentage.  you are just getting into guesswork.

3. you need honest answers to how many clients do you see.  Especially as many may not be properly declaring earnings to HMRC. (There again some do)  The assumption that people are honest with pollsters is probably untrue in this activity, dont you think?

4. to get to a turnover figure you then have to know how many clients a girl sees a day, and how many days a week/year she works.  you really need her total for the year. Do girls actually keep detailed records so they could answer that accurately?

5. how do you work out how many at each diration she sees.  one girl may like doing a lot of 15 and 30 minute bookings, another may go for longer bookings.  or a right mix of 30,60, 90 and 120

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"Special thanks from the Government" For another Fairy Tale!

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All economic figures are guesstimates. It takes several years for the true figures to emerge and the real state of the econony to be revealed. By which time no one cares.

As above, if so many foreign women are escorting then their incomes are negative ones not adding to GDP

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1. you could end up double counting girls on awank and also on parlour sites -quite common that. and if you count the hits on google for escorts then thats double counting again cos many girls have awank and personal websites.

2. add a percentage. what percentage. you are just getting into guesswork.

3. you need honest answers to how many clients do you see. Especially as many may not be properly declaring earnings to HMRC. (There again some do) The assumption that people are honest with pollsters is probably untrue in this activity, dont you think?

4. to get to a turnover figure you then have to know how many clients a girl sees a day, and how many days a week/year she works. you really need her total for the year. Do girls actually keep detailed records so they could answer that accurately?

5. how do you work out how many at each diration she sees. one girl may like doing a lot of 15 and 30 minute bookings, another may go for longer bookings. or a right mix of 30,60, 90 and 120

This is mathematical modelling with market calibration. It is not an exact science as I did qualify. There are ubiquitous models that help exclude duplication, double counting, approximation. One can also build models on appropriate and average booking times from review sites, again not a science. Anyways am not here to argue so if you have a different point of you relax its just a point of view.

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I put all my escort money through the books,  as I want to get a mortgage and you need at least 3 years certified accounts from your accountant.

 

Now on my tax return I put myself down as alternative therapist, although my accountant did advise me if the tax man ever came back to me to tell them I was an escort and make sure I  keep my escort accounts and claim for toiletries like condoms and hotels for incalls.

 

However he did advise me not to tell the bank manager when applying for a mortgage that I'm an escort. Just a therapist as otherwise I would be turned down as my profession is still classed as immoral and I'm seen as high risk. ( even though its a legal trade and I pay my taxes)

 

Now HMRC would be well aware of people not writing Escort as an occupation. So maybe there is some guesswork and other "trades" are included in the figures like adult dancers, alternative therapists. And these occupations may calculated as tax from prostitution.

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